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Feb 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
, president obama had ordered panetta to launch the raid. mr. obama kept to his schedule, thinking that, on this night, it was better to have reporters drinking and laughing than asking questions. when did you first hear that the president had approved your mission? >> owen: the commanding officer of our... our command walked in and said, "hey, just got off the phone. the mission's approved." >> pelley: what did you think? >> owen: "this is big. this is cool. i'm glad i'm a part of it." >> pelley: the raid was supposed to be april 30, but the weather was bad. the next night, vice admiral william mcraven saw the men off. he was a seal, and he had planned the mission as head of the joint special operations command. just before midnight, the blackhawks started the sprint from the u.s. base in jalalabad, afghanistan, to abbottabad, about 150 miles away. the helicopters were blacked out against a clear, moonless night. the army pilots, guided by night vision goggles, flew high speed, treetop level, under pakistani radar. >> owen: it was roughly an hour and a half. i remember... you know, we
Feb 10, 2013 6:00am PST
have made no arrests. hundreds of mourners, including first lady michelle obama attended the funeral for 15-year-old idea pendleton in chicago yesterday. she was shot and killed late last month just days after she participated in president obama's inauguration ceremonies. former vice president dick cheney appears to have a dim view of the white house's new national security team. in a speech before republicans in wyoming last night mr. cheney charged that president obama is putting the nation at risk by appointing unqualified nominees. cheney said the white house is relying on too many, in his words "second rate people." the associated press reports that the board of american airlines' parent company is meeting tomorrow to decide whether to merge with u.s. airways. a merger would create one of the world's largest airlines. today is new year's day in china. fireworks lit up the sky in beijing overnight and singer celine dion performed to mark the start of the year of the snake. now today's weather. sunny and milder along the east and west coasts. but it will be a stormy day for most o
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